Several participating artists and designers at LOOT: MAD About Jewelry, our annual contemporary jewelry exhibit and sale, occurring from April 9-13, use technology to create unusual, but awesome pieces. 🤟🤟🤟 Take Madrid-based designer Sonia Birndt Carrascosa. Passionate for 3D computer design and vitreous enamel, Carrascosa merges these fields to create unique, personal jewels. 💻 💎 Evolution and geometry are important themes in her work. 🔷🔵🔷 Her “Herba” collection was inspired by the fractal geometry of the giant water lily, which the artist views as representing evolution, development, life. For Carrascosa, life is synonymous with happiness and joy, and she employs light and color to transmit these concepts, using the enameling technique of plique-à-jour to create a stained-glass effect. Check out our Instagram Story for an insider peek at her process! 👁👁 _____
Non-Stick Nostalgia: Y2K Retrofuturism in Contemporary Jewelry is now open! 📿🔮💫 On view through July 21, the exhibition highlights the work of national and international artists who explore the friction between the analog and the digital. The contemporary pieces channel an aesthetic that is plastic and pixelated, vibrant and glossy, amorphous or chromed, echoing the post-nascent Internet culture that has evolved since the dawn of the twenty-first century. 🌎📱 . To coincide with the opening of Non-Stick Nostalgia, we’re presenting 8 sci-fi films that surveys the fears and hopes of a world hurtling toward Y2K and the millennium beyond. The series kick-off tonight at 6:30 pm with the film, Johnny Mnemonic starring Keanu Reeves. 🌐🧑🏻🌐Check out the link in bio to learn more about our sci-fi film series and buy tickets. 🎟🎟🎟 _____
@melaniebilenker engages with the historic art of Victorian hair jewelry to create wearable art objects that reflect upon the contemporary era. Her delicate pendants and brooches are a mix of technical ingenuity and intimate themes, depicting familiar moments the everyday—making lunch, bathing, washing dishes—with “drawings” made from resin, gold, silver, and the artist’s own hair. 💁♀️ . Speaking about the sources and significance of her work, like the brooch pictured here, Bilenker shares: “The Victorians kept lockets of hair and miniature portraits painted with ground hair and pigment to secure the memory of a lost love. In much the same way, I secure my memories through photographic images rendered in lines of my own hair, the physical remnants. I do not reproduce events, but quiet minutes, the mundane, the domestic, the ordinary moments." 🖤
Are you applying to MAD’s Artist Studios program❓Have questions about your application❓Then join us for an info session to learn more about the application process on Saturday, March 23 from 12 to 1 pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear from current artists in the program about the residency experience. 👩🎨🎨👨🎨 Sign up link in bio.
MAD’s Artist Studios program provides artists-in-residence with a stipend and a free studio space in addition to professional development and public engagement opportunities. Link in bio to learn more and apply. 📝Application deadline 🗓: Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST.
Explore the fears and hopes of a world hurtling toward Y2K and the millennium beyond through our 90s sci-fi cult classic cinema series, Plastic Futures and Premillennial Tensions! 👽🚀🌎 🤖🌌📀 . The series kicks-off on Thursday, March 21 to coincide with the opening of Non-Stick Nostalgia: Y2K Retrofuturism in Contemporary Jewelry, an exhibition that features works by national and international artists who examine the friction between the analog and the digital through the lens of jewelry. 🔍
See films that delve into the exciting and insidious ramifications of cybernetics, virtual reality, and the Internet 👁👁 | Ticket link in bio 🎟: . Johnny Mnemonic: Thursday, March 21, 6:30 pm 🧑🏻 . Ghost in the Shell: Saturday, March 23, 2 pm 👻 . Hackers: Thursday, March 28, 6:30 pm 💻 . Tetsuo II: Body Hammer: Saturday, March 30, 2 pm 🔨 . The Fifth Element: Saturday, April 6, 2 pm 👩🏻🦰 . The Mind's Eye and Beyond the Mind's Eye: Saturday, April 13, 2 pm 👁 . Strange Days: Thursday, April 18, 6:30 pm 🌀
Left to Right: Johnny Mnemonic, Ghost in the Shell, Hackers, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer, The Fifth Element, The Mind's Eye, and Strange Days.
Check out these amazing kicks by Teri Greeves, a beadwork artist who lives in Santa Fe, NM! 👟 👟
As part of the Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma, she began learning beading at young age from her grandmother. Greeves is recognized for combining traditional beading techniques with contemporary and historical themes to create works like beaded books, jewelry, and high top sneakers. Pictured here is her piece Khoiye-Goo Mah, which translated in the Kiowa language means “Kiowa women.” The work is based on the specific form and content of historical precedents from her Native culture. Greeves took on the tradition of beading moccasins, transposed the form to sneakers, and added beaded imagery of women.
Thinking specifically about walking in the shoes of women who have preceded her, the artist shares: “it is these women [her grandmother, mother, aunt and the keeper of the Kiowa medicine bundle] that I illustrate on my shoes. They have helped me become the person I am today.” ____
The news is out! ⚡️⚡️📰⚡️⚡️Our spring exhibition Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976–1986 opens April 9. Explore the visual language of punk through hundreds of the era’s most memorable graphics, including flyers, posters, album covers, promotions, zines, and more.
“Adept at most art mediums, this artist is at his best in ceramics, especially in the outsize, awkwardly hand-built, resplendently glazed baskets, ashtrays and plates and the objects that verge on sculpture in this show. These works actively incorporate accident and aspects of the ready-made, have precedents in the large-scale ceramics of Peter Voulkos and Viola Frey, but may be closest in spirit to the Neo-Expressionism of Julian Schnabel — rehabilitated, of course.”— 13 Art Exhibitions to View in N.Y.C. This Weekend, @nytimes 📰
We’re bidding farewell to the vibrant clay sculptures in Sterling Ruby: Ceramics! 👋 See the critically-acclaimed exhibition before it closes on Sunday, March 17. 👁👁 _____
We're currently accepting applications for MAD's Artist Studios program! Founded in 2008, the program has provided studio space and financial support to over 160 artists-in-residence working in a range of interdisciplinary media. . So, what are some of the benefits artists receive by being in this program? 🔳 a free studio space ✔️ 🔳 a stipend ✔️ 🔳 public programming opportunities ✔️ . Check out the link in bio to learn more and apply 📝. Application deadline 📅: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 11:59 pm EST.
Did you know that approximately 50% of the works in MAD’s permanent collection were created by women? 👩🏻🦰👩🏼🦰👩🏿🦰👩🏾🦰👩🏽🦰 In honor of #InternationalWomensDay and #5WomenArtists, we present you with ‘Lady Performing’ by Dorian Zachai (United States, 1932–2015). This work is in the Museum’s collection and is currently on view in ‘MAD Collects: The Future of Craft Part 1.’ On view through March 31. 👩🏻🦰👩🏼🦰👩🏽🦰👩🏾🦰👩🏿🦰 Dorian Zachai was a pioneer of fiber sculpture, one of the earliest innovators of the use of mixed media in weaving as well as the use of weaving to create avant-garde three-dimensional forms and figures. She was also an early adopter of the reconceptualization of traditional craft as fine art sculpture.
We're just a few weeks away from 'LOOT: MAD About Jewelry'! From April 8-13, collectors and jewelry enthusiasts will gather to meet and acquire pieces from some of the most innovative creators in the field. Link in bio to learn more about the 55 emerging and acclaimed international jewelry artists participating in the event.
Pictured here is a work by #LOOT2019 artist Tara Locklear (@taralocklear), a studio jeweler born and based in North Carolina. Inspired by urban landscapes, she cuts up and repurposes skateboards to create a playful visual language in the form of jewelry. 🛹🛹🛹 In these conversations, color and texture are more than aesthetic qualities; they serve as emotional connection points between the material and the viewer. Locklear selects materials for their graphic and color qualities, and for their inherent beauty and strength beyond their functioning identity. Her aim is to create fine, handcrafted pieces that empower individuality and bring a refreshing point of view to contemporary jewelry. 📿